The statistics on Sarah Wenger’s new infographic are staggering. With 30 billion pieces of content shared monthly by Facebook’s 900 million users and more devices connected to the Internet than there are people on earth, the power of social media is shaping more than our perceptions of the world. It is shaping our world.
At the Social Good Summit in September 2011, USAID Administrator Raj Shah told the audience, “Your voice matters. If you share the facts, if you share the stories, people will pay attention.”
While some people will misuse any technology, Care2 bloggers have written about the positive impact of social media in posts such as these:
Tack this infographic on your virtual bulletin board. Share it with friends. As Wenger says in her introduction to the infographic: “Keep this graphic in mind next timeyou log on, because knowledge is poweróand a little knowledge goes a long way in the Internet Age.”
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